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Ideas for Using Stand from a Bird Bath?
You can also find a hubcap and glue it to your base. I have a hubcap they use to call a moon that is solid and it works for me. I call it my hippy birdbath.

 

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Removing Polyurethane from a Table?
Thank you so much for you advice. I will try the wet sand paper and see what I can do. I dont think its very thick so it should work. Have a great summer and stay cool :) Donita

 

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Removing Polyurethane from a Table?
I am so thrilled! The wet sandpaper is working! I started with the fine grade and had to switch to the medium but what a difference! I didnt know I could work with wet sandpaper and I just had to write and say thank you so so much! Ill be sanding all day, for...

 

Advice For Reviving A Clematis?
I have a clematis that is planted in mostly shade. Each fall, I cut it all back except 6-8 inches. Each spring it starts all over again and within this last month, its already 4 feet high. Good luck and hope this helps. Donita in Colorado

 

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Paint Color Advice for Kitchen with Oak...
I have the same colors you do in my kitchen. I painted all the walls a light lavender and I love it. Just a thought. :)

 

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Removing Facial Hair?
Hello, I had to write about facial hair. I am a retired cosmetologist of 17 years. I waxed my eyebrows and lip all the time with wax like every other week. After doing this for a while, all the hair is gone. I dont know if it pulled the root out but now I dont...

 

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Fabric Freshener for Room Deodorizer
I love this idea! I love room deodorizers and I will now do this instead of buying expensive ones. Thank you so much! PS, I have 2 cats and they are doing fine and healthy. Of course, I dont spay in the room while they are there. But it doesnt bother them at...

 

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Making Gray Hair More Vibrant?
To make your hair to grow faster is massaging your scalp to open up the pores. You can get scalp massages and the beauty shop or do it your self. Just use what ever you want, like olive oil or look around for scalp massage cream. Its so relaxing and it really...

 

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Building a Birdbath?
Here is what I did that worked very well. I took a piece of PVC pipe and hot glued it to a solid hubcap. (The bowl kind with out spokes in it) I also had a piece of drift wood that had a hole in it so I used it to brace the pipe. It has lasted a few years and...

 

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Organizing Tupperware and Plastic Containers?
My kitchen door goes out into our garage. Right at the door, Ive placed 2 - 2 drawer filing cabinets. One cabinet has lids, round and square and the other cabinet has round containers and square containers. Very handy and everything in its place. Donita from...

 

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Use Cream of Chicken Soup to Thicken Broth
I made Chicken and Noodles the other day and used Cream of Broccoli soup to thicken the broth. It really added to the taste and we all loved it!

 

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Alternatives to a Christmas Tree?
Many years ago, we had a big tumbleweed that my Mother decorated. I think Dad made a X stand for it out of scrap wood. It was so pretty and all of us children loved it. By the way, Your name caught my eye...My name is Donita too. Merry Christmas from Loveland...

 

Hanging Pictures on the Wall

Hanging Pictures on the Wall?
Would it look better if all pictures were in the same kind/color of frame? Arraigning them on the floor first is a good idea! Thanks for all the input. Im still thinking about what to do. Thanks again!

 

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Helping Elderly Parents?
I took care of my mother for 15 years. I learned that I had to take care of myself, emotionally and physically in order to help her. And, be there too just listen. My mother loved to talk about the past and I wish I had written things down at the time. I was...

 

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Make Your Own God Box
What a wonderful idea. Especially for young people, and old alike, as it teaches us to turn our problems over to God and trust in him. Thank you for the Christmas idea!

 

Garden: Chinese Mantid
We have big ones here in Loveland, CO. too. I think they are so interesting and last year I tried to catch on in a jar. Much to my surprise, it moved very fast and was very angry and it really scared me. I just wanted to see it up close. Now I will not bother...

 

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Inexpensive Eye Cream?
I use extra virgin olive oil on my face and around my eyes at night. Everyone tells me I have a pretty completion and Im 60 yrs old.

 

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Temporary Computer Desk?
My hubby and I both have our own computer. We use a door for the top and put a 2 draw filing cabinet on each end to hold it up. Very sturdy and works great for us. Good luck

 

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Trim Ideas for a Burgundy Room?
I have a burgundy living room with light, gray/blue curtains and love it! All the trim is white and looks elegant and clean.

 

gazebo made from found wood

Recycled Gazebo
Oh wow! I want one too! REALLY, I do!

 

Making Real Peanut Butter Fudge?
This is real easy and remember it from childhood. 3 cups of sugar 1 and a half cups of milk Bring to boil until soft ball stage. Watch it as it will boil over. After it reaches the soft ball stage, take it off the heat and add: 1 cup of peanut butter 1 teaspoon...

 

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Reuse Window Envelopes
This is a good way to save on envelopes, BUT, if you notice, there is usually a barcode on the envelope somewhere. That barcode is for the company who sent it and usually goes back to them when swiped. I did this for a year until I found out, some of my payments...

 

Kitchen Towel Rack

Make Your Own Kitchen Towel Rack
Im going to try it too! I think I will use my rolling pin. Thank you for this idea!

 

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Frizzy Hair That Won't Hold Curls?
I guess Im one of a kind...I have frizzy hair too and after I shampoo (with Baby Shampoo) I just pin curl my hair and go on to bed. Some times, I make small curls and other times I make larger curls. In the morning, I give it a good brushing and use Frizz-Ease...

 

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Knifty Knitter Pompom Loom?
http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf224186.tip.html Above is the link to another crafter who has a lot of infomation on it for you. Good luck as I have a Knifty Knitter and love it!

 

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How Do You Get Your Nails to Grow Without Chemicals?
I did hair and nails for years and here are some tips I know helps my nails to grow: 1. Every time you get your hands wet be sure to dry them off and while doing so, take the time to push the cuticle back on each finger. 2. Rub lotion on your cuticle all the...

 

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Snuggle Pillow for Fibromyalsia
Wow, that sounds like a wonderful idea. Ive had Fibro for years and it helps to have something soft and comfy to rest my arms on. Thank you for the tip! Donita in Loveland, CO.

 

Butterfly and honeybee on feeder

Butterfly And Honeybee
Yep, thats wasps alright. I hate them and have them all over as well!

 

White corner fence in flower bed.

Corner Fence
Geez...I was Bubba too! This is so cute! Good job and thanks for the idea :)

 

Aggressive Young Labradoodle

Aggressive Young Labradoodle?
This is the cutest dog ever! Good luck...

 

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Serving Dish As Bird Bath
What a good and simple idea! I just made a birdbath out of a 4 foot high PVC pipe and a hub cap. I just used Glue All to put the hub cap on top of the pipe and stuck it in the ground. It worked. Donita in Colorado

 

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Ants in My Garden?
I know this works great...Just get some instant grits and sprinkle it in your garden. The ants will eat it and take it back to the nest and the grits swell and they are gone. DJHS from Colorado

 

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Ant Repellents?
I sprinkle instant grits on the ants. They eat it and take it back to the queen. It swells up inside of them and they are goners. Dj from Colorado

 

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Making a Door Stop?
Thank you for all the ideas and enjoy your summer!

 

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Rash on My Elbows?
I have this problem too, if I put my elbows on tables. Not knowing what cleaning solution was used and if its a wooden table that has furniture polished on it, it will break my elbows out as well. I either were long sleeves or keep my elbows down. For itching...

 

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Opinions About Mineral Makeup?
Yes, Ive used mineral makeup and its great! I have very light, sensitive skin with real red checks and it covered great. My sister uses it too and she loves it. Worth the money, if you ask me, because it takes such a little bit and last a long time.

 

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Comodes With Artificial Flowers?
I think theres a Redneck joke there somewhere? lol After all, I do have my standards!

 

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Storing Canned Goods in Alphabetical Order
Hi, I have my spices in abc order too. Makes it much easier to find. Good tip! Donita

 

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Crocheting Warm Blankets
I would reallly be interested in the pattern for your blankets too. My email address is: DonitaHamlin @ aol.com (remove spaces) Thank you so much!

 

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Using Baggies for Bill Organizing
I use the envelope from my Qwest bill since its the biggest one I have. All my stubs and receipts and invoices are all in one envelope. Then I file it under that month. At the end of the year, all I have to do is pull out 12 envelopes and put them in a big...

 

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Helping Others with the Costs of a New Dog
I think you have a beautiful idea and a very thoughtful way of sharing love. Im disabled and been looking for a small puppy but finances wont allow me to buy one. Ive heard that if you dont spend the money to get a dog, you wont take care of it like you would...

 

heat therapy pillow

Heat Therapy Pillow
I have a Heat Therapy Pillow with drid beans. It works pretty well too. Is there anything else that it can be filled with? Donita in Colorado

 

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Whitening Your Dentures
Yes, I tried this and it works great! I even soaked my dentures over night and it didnt hurt them at all and they are so white! I dont use anything else now and I thank you so much for this tip! Donita in Colorado

 

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